Weekly writing Challenge: Lunch posts Day 7

Time 1235. In my kitchen waiting for the fruit toast to pop out of the toaster.

Sitting with pen in hand I’m in two minds as to whether I am glad this challenge is over with this post or sad. A snapshot of a brief moment. Fleeting thoughts now saved forever.  It’ll give me back my book reading time not doing this but it won’t make that dashed book any more enjoyable.  I wonder what time Mum will arrive. She’s really enjoying reading my manuscript out loud and it is helpful. We all like to be useful or needed. Or loved and wanted. Must remember to water that bonsai later.

Toasts up…..


        1. sweet pork and sky | life and loveliness

2.Zero to Hero DAY 24: VISIT OTHER PARTICIPANTS IN THE NEW EVENT YOU JOINED | Words to the Wise or otherwise just words

3.Weekly challenge day 6: Bye-bye tourists | helen meikle’s scribblefest

4.Lunch at the Ranch – Rodeo | Running Brook Reflections

5.Weekly Writing Challenge: Lunch posts day 6 | Reflections and Nightmares- Irene A Waters (writer and memoirist)

6.Welcome! What’s it all about? | A Bright Now For You

7.Weekly challenge day 7: Holiday’s end | helen meikle’s scribblefest

8.Welcome! What’s it all about? | A Bright NOW!

9.Lunch post 6 and 7 | standinginthestorm

10.Hot Soup on my Lap | Leena Says


11.The last Lunch Post | D Lonely Stoner


About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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13 Responses to Weekly writing Challenge: Lunch posts Day 7

  1. M. R. says:

    Don’t you get raisins sticking to the sides of the toaster? [grin]


    • My baker (the one around the corner) does the most superb fruit (literally) loaf. I should say fruit and nut loaf. It has not only raisins but also apricots and nuts and spices. It is so chock full of fruit the baker can’t cut it in his machine as the fruit flies everywhere. Not fruit flies of the winged drosphophila variety but flying fruit. Such a wonderful sight but he refuses to do it. He will cut it by hand for you but no, Roger brings it home so he can cut it into widths half the size of a normal sandwich slice.😩 He is trying to save our waist lines.As it is so thin, the raisins and other fruit does not stick to the side of the toaster. (bigger grin).


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  3. I’m also having mixed emotions with the end of the challenge. 🙂


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  5. Fruit toast=Raisin Bread?


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